Hello Friends!!!
BHATKANTI MAHARASHTRACHI once again taking you to an adventurous nature tour to Turtle Festival at Velas Beach & Bankot Fort.

 About the Tour:

VELAS - Where the Life Begins!!

Get Ready to Witness the Wonderful Life Of Turtles now...

Velas is a small village in Ratnagiri district of Maharashtra which is famous for the Olive Ridley Turtle population that visits the Velas beach every year and lays their eggs. At Velas, Turtle conservation movement is undertaken by the villagers. An NGO named Sahyadri Nisargmitra and the villagers committee has taken the initiative to conserve olive Ridley Turtles by providing protection to their eggs. Witnessing a baby turtle coming out of the egg and then finding its way to the sea by those baby steps is an unforgettable moment. Join in Mumbai Travelers for this unforgettable journey.

Bankot Fort

This was the first residency of the British Raj in Southern Konkan. Although a very beautiful fort dotting the coastline of the Konkan strip, the fort of Himmatgad, now popularly known as Bankot (from the name of nearby village) is not a destination thronged by the tourists. There are couple of reasons attributable to its secluded status. One is that there is very little awareness and historical significance associated with Bankot and other is absence of any major township in the nearby areas contributing to lack of quality accommodation facilities. However, there is no denying that Bankot is a very beautiful fort and surely worth a visit.

Type: Fort
Region: Mandangad

District: Ratnagiri

Height: Sea Fort (Slightly above Sea level)

Grade: Simple

Date: 10th April 2016 (living date 09 april 2016)

Cost: 1300/- per head, Rs.500 advance (Advance Non-Refundable)

Participants: 30 Members Only. (First come first serve)


Ø  Private Bus/Car transport from Andheri Station to Velas

Ø  Morning Breakfast, Lunch, Evening Tea & Dinner

Ø  Accommodation at Velas

Ø  Guidance & Expertise charges


Saturday Night Dinner (If any)

 Journey Planning:

09:00pm – (Saturday Night) Meet at Andheri Station (Near Arasa Hotel opp. Siddhivinayak Temple)

05:00am – Reach Velas and get fresh.

06:00am – Small Introduction, briefing and visit to beach for Turtle Festival.

09:00am – Breakfast & Leave for Bankot Fort

10:00am – Reach Bankot Fort

01:00pm – Return to Velas

02:00pm – Lunch & Rest

05:00pm – Visit Velas Beach for Turtle Festival

07:30pm – Return to House

08:00pm – Dinner

09:00pm – Depart for Mumbai



Ø  Identity proof (must)

Ø  A bottle of water (at least 1 Ltrs) Compulsory

Ø  Some ready to eat food. Plum cakes, Biscuits etc.

Ø  Camera, Torch, Warm Clothes

Ø  Personal Care stuff, Medicine you require usually

Ø  A good trekking shoes.

1. Smoking and drinking alcohol is strictly prohibited.
2. Trek leader’s decision will be final and binding. ***Participation confirmation only via confirmed bank transfer. ***
3. BHATKANTI group reserves all the right to change/deviate/cancel the plans without prior notice.
4. Telephonic confirmation is mandatory, if unable to contact send us a text message.
5. Sleeveless, low neck, figure hugging shirts/tops, short pants, hot pants not allowed.
6. Payment made is nonrefundable and non-transferable.

For more details and Registration, Please contact on the nos. given below:

Satyawan Narkar: 9004969436 / 9969291951

Bhushan Chavan: 8898275985 / 8879714515

Sharda Kadam: 9664000443

Rupesh Nar: 9004073707